SC 53
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From: (Sumter County)
To: Hobbs Crossroads (Sumter County)
Total Length: 12.1 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 378: 0 - 0
SC 58 NB: 6.0 - 6.0
I-95 (exit 141): 0.3 - 6.3
SC 58 SB: 0.1 - 6.4
SC 341: 5.3 - 11.7
SC 403: 0.4 - 12.1
Creation: SC 53 appeared about 1926 as new primary routing, running from SC 341 below Hobbs Crossroads north to SC 3 (now US 76) Timmonsville. This is the only SC 53.
Adjustments: In 1936, SC 53 was extended southwest as new primary routing by Act of SC Legislature to end at SC 54 (now US 378).

1926 Official
SC 53 out of Timmonsville
1926 Official
1937 Official
SC 53 extended southwest to SC 54
1937 Official

In 1968, SC 53 was completely decommissioned: north of Hobbs Crossroads became SC 403 and south of Hobbs Crossroads became S-43-10.
In 1970, SC 58 was restored to run from US 378 to SC 403 Hobbs Crossroads.

1968 Official
SC 53 decommissioned
1968 Official
1970 Official
SC 53 returns to duty
1970 Official

Improvements: SC 53 was paved in Sumter County in 1937.
SC 53 bcame fully paved in 1941.
SC 53 has no multilane segments.
Comment: SC 53 does not really serve any useful purpose.
SC 53 is the only route to be decommissioned and resurrected not in association with the great 1947 denumbering. When the I-95 overpass was undergoing maintenance in the early 90's, they uncovered the initial painted identification of the route - S-43-10, meaning the downgrade was real. Of course, the bridge still carried SC 58...


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